New Work Miami 2013 artist Tom Scicluna’s Public Sculpture (2012) follows from a proposal by the artist to remove the bicycle racks located in front of the library and re-situate them inside MAM’s lobby, where they would continue to be used by visitors to the Cultural Plaza. This simple gesture gives rise to a multi-layered situation, involving both benevolent and antagonistic aspects. Its main effect is to force a degree of interaction between the museum’s regular patrons and staff and all sorts of individuals, most of whom had no intention of setting foot inside the museum space. Learn more about New Work Miami 2013 here.
Image: Tom Scicluna, Public Sculpture, 2012. Miami-Dade Cultural Center Plaza bicycle racks. Dimensions Variable. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo by Tom Scicluna.